In this file photo people walk on a busy 5th Avenue in midtown Manhattan recently in New York City. American consumers are this month feeling significantly more confident and have a much more favorable view of the economy than in March, according to a survey released on Tuesday.
This picture taken recently shows two women looking at a bag at a shop selling "blind box" toys in Beijing. The toys, first popularised in Japan, have fixated China in recent years, also driving a booming second-hand market and decorating the desks of white-collar workers and livestreams of box-opening influencers across the country.
A fruit seller eats lunch by her streetside stall in the Central district of Hong Kong on Wednesday.